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Spotlight on Vectra 2572
This model is the largest in
Vectra's line of family-friendly deckboats. The
2572 boasts room for 13, plenty of storage, comfortable
seating, and on test day reached a top speed of nearly
50 mph. View complete test results and
watch the video.
Four New Boat
We would like to welcome aboard four New
Boat Dealers who are now advertising their products in
the BoatTEST.com classified pages:
Inboards, in Buford, Ga. They have a
number of new and used boats for sale. There are
three that caught our eye:
- A used 2005 Rinker 250 Fiesta Vee with
anchor windlass, duo-prop and full enclosed cockpit
canvas, which we like because it extends your season.
Price: $59,540, which is 23% below its new MSRP. View
- A 1997 Cobalt 23LS with a 300-hp Volvo
with only 357 hours on it. $25,995. View
- A 2004 MasterCraft 22' X-Star with a
350-hp engine and triple ballast tanks and only 248
hours on the engines $49,995. View boat
Also from Buford, Ga. is
Friendship Marine which is
the Larson dealer in town. JD Power & Associates
announced in February that Larson was the most improved
large sterndrive builder in their annual surveys. You
might want to check out these three Larsons at
Friendship and we have tested them all. After you
look at the models, you should check out the
SEi 180 Fish &
Ski Escape 204 Outboard
370 Cabrio with twin engines
Captain's Cove in Cincinnati, Ohio
has a very wide offering of new and used boats from
numerous manufacturers. Check out their listings
as they literally have something for almost everyone.
- 2003 Baja 20 Outlaw with
MerCruiser 5.0 MPI for $23,900.
- 2003 Glastron GS 249,
loaded with equipment, for $38,900.
- 1998 Carver 405 Aft
Cabin express cruiser with twin
454's for $189,900.
Marine in Beaumont, TX, has a store there, and
also a dealership in Seabrook, TX and one in Conroe,
TX. The dealership in Beaumont is a Ranger and
Yamaha dealer. Here are three boats that might fit
- A 2006 2000 Bay Ranger.
This 19'6" boat has a 100" beam and is loaded. One
of the things we like most about Ranger's construction
is their extensive use of "pultrusions," which give
stiffness and strength without having to add wood or a
lot of weight. Ranger leads the industry in this
technology, which combines very high heat with glass and
a special resin to produce what looks like
- There is also a Z19 NASCAR Ranger
bass boat on the lot that looks fast.
Texas Marine also has in
stock the AR 210 Yamaha twin
engine 110-hp jet boat. This model has twin 1052 cc
marine engines and a wakeboard tower. The model was
introduced several years ago at the Miami boat show and
it set the benchmark for jet-power sportboats.
Since then there have been imitators, but this is the
boat that started it all.
Chaparral and Crownline Models on
BoatTEST's Search Engine
Now you can compare
all Chaparral and Crownline models with hundreds of
boats tested by BoatTEST.com from major builders.
To compare Chaparral click here. To
compare Crownline, click here.
"For Sale by Owner"
Classified Section Open -- Only $19.95 per month--and
"Test" Link FREE!
BoatTEST.com's classified section is now
open to boats for sale by their owner. Now you can tap
into the same market as some of the largest dealers in
the marine business including MarineMax and Olympic Boat
Centers, to reach the select market of BoatTEST.com
where new and used boat buyers do their research. The
cost is just $19.95 per month. If a sistership of
your boat has been tested by BoatTEST.com we will put a
link to the test on your listing for FREE! To sign
up, click here.
1900 Special Edition
just $235 a month you can find yourself behind the wheel
of a Regal 1900. Click here for
complete details on this limited time offer. View
the sistership test video.
Which Tow Vehicle is Right for You?
Check Our Tow-Vehicle Tests!
For Marine Insurance BoatTest.com
Recommends Global Marine
Global Marine Insurance is an agency that specializes only in marine
insurance, and has been in business since 1989. Over the
years they have built up a solid reputation amongst
professionals in the marine industry, and that is why
BoatTEST.com recommends them to you.
For Marine Surveyors BoatTest.com
Recommends Davis & Company
Davis and Company, Ltd. is comprised of over 60 offices throughout the
United States and Canada. The company is the
largest firm in North America specializing in marine
surveys and engineering.
Thinking of Purchasing a Boat? Get a
Background Check First
Seas can be rough and
accidents do happen. Just enter the hull identification
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decision Click here to check our this new service in out
Boating Services section.
For Boat Loans BoatTest.com Recommends Azura
At Azura Capital, loan decisions are made quickly, usually
within the same or next business day if your personal
financials are not required. Best of all, Azura Capital
works with the nation's leading marine lenders and will
secure the best finance package to fit your